By Tawanna Tidwell aka Tia.Rose
This space Is nameless Yet to be called out in a crowd Only felt in periods of silence And solitude Intermittently broken By bouts of tears That accompany An erratic heartbeat And a clenched throat It can be described as numbness All the elements Of your body tensing up In what feels like A pre-shut down stage And what triggered it you ask? Your body received word of this strike From your mind Replaying the phrases Confirming this unrequited love That created the sound waves That were picked up by your ears And translated by neurons Dispatched by your brain To transport you to this space It meant to tell you how to feel But it gave up mid-sentence Leaving you to determine The sense of this experience On your own It feels a lot like heartbreak But it has no real name
Born and raised in Chicago, IL, Tawanna began writing at a young age. As an introvert, she found this form of expression to be a breath of fresh air. Written under her pseudonym, Tia.Rose, her debut poetry book is scheduled to be released in Fall of 2021.